CLEVELAND – Thirty-seven attorneys at McDonald Hopkins have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers 2019. In addition, Cleveland member Dale Vlasek was selected among 2019’s “Lawyers of the Year.” Vlasek is chair of the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group and has been a feature on the Best Lawyers list every year since 2006. The 24th edition of Best Lawyers is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
Monthly Archives: August 2018
Sufficient evidence of a credible acquisition required for input tax credits
In Sunlea Enterprises Pty Ltd As Trustee for Drummond Cove Unit Trust and FCT  AATA 2792, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decided that the trustee of a unit trust was not entitled to input tax credits as there was insufficient evidence of a creditable acquisition and the relevant invoices did not comply with the requirements of a tax invoice for GST purposes. This case illustrates the importance of proper documentation to ensure that you are able to substantiate and claim the relevant tax credits.
You may be confident that you have this “business development” thing down pat – but are you sure? In today’s guest post, we are welcoming back ILN marketing professional, Joanne Thorud, Director of Marketing with Davis Malm & D’Agostine in Boston, who is sharing some excellent and easily implemented tips for getting your business development plans right.
On August 14, 2018, Oscar Health announced that Google-parent Alphabet will invest $375 million into its expansion into the Medicare Advantage Health Plan Market. Unlike its larger and more established health insurance counterparts, Oscar Health, a New York startup, was created to capitalize on the expansion of individual insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Oscar Health uses technological interfaces, data, and telemedicine to help improve the patient experience. Despite constant political attacks on the ACA, Oscar Health is gradually moving into more state markets as larger players are leaving the individual health insurance market. In 2018, Oscar Health filed insurance applications in six new state insurance markets.
Since its inception in 2006, the investment tax credit for solar energy development has played a critical role in the solar power industry’s meteoric rise. In sixteen short months, though, we enter the phase-down period, wherein the ITC will drop incrementally from its current 30 percent (through 2019) to a permanent 10 percent (after 2022). As equipment prices have plunged and market penetration has soared, the solar power industry will undoubtedly continue to expand without the full benefit of the ITC as it stands today.
Royal Oak, Michigan, August 28, 2018: Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC is pleased to announce that twenty-nine of our attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading attorneys are eligible to vote (from around the world), and almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world were received. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Davis Malm announces that Courtney A. Simmons has joined the firm’s Litigation practice. Ms. Simmons assists clients in commercial litigation and real estate disputes.
In a case likely to ring alarm bells for employers, the Full Court of the Federal Court was required to determine in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Skene 1 whether an employee of a labour hire company who the employer claimed was engaged and paid as a casual was entitled to annual leave entitlements under section 86 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) upon the termination of his employment.
If you’re a regular reader of Zen, you know that I’m a big fan of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). They’re working to revolutionize the legal industry, and engage all facets of it to do so.
Carla Erskine has joined McDonald Hopkins LLC as an associate working with the Business Law Department in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. She comes to McDonald Hopkins after working as an associate at Ciklin Lubitz in West Palm Beach and Spiegel & Ultera, P.A. in Coral Gables, Fla.